Welfare management between steering and potentialisation. Six diagnostics of the present
In particular, the presentation pay attention to the growing tension between a desire to govern and a desire to produce change and new possibilities; For lack of better words, we refer to this as ‘potentialization’; that is, the creation of possibilities for renewal beyond our present conceptions. Governance, thus, indicates the desire for consistency with respect to financial policies, quality, and cross-departmental coordination. And potentialization marks a seemingly opposite desire to open up, transgress what is perceived as traditional and given, and to ‘think out of the box’. Welfare management has to maneuver in this contradictory terrain.